Talking Points is announcing a new contest!
Who can come up with the most brazen and dishonest (and/or moronic) Republican use of the ‘Hey, it wasn’t a 5-4 decision, it was a 7-2 decision’ line about the Supreme Court decision?
(Just so we’re all on the same page. Seven justices – all but Stevens and Ginsburg – said there were, or might be, equal protection problems raised by the Florida recount. But two of those (Breyer and Souter) raised real questions about whether this was actually the case – and, far more importantly, thought the problem could be resolved with a directed remand to the Florida court. Alright, do we understand each other? Send submissions here.)
I’ll start the ball rolling with George Will today on This Week. I’ll post the actual quote when I get a hold of the transcript.
P.S. Know what the new “L” word is? “Legitimacy,” of course. On Meet the Press today Dick Gephardt wouldn’t use it about George W. Bush. That’s brass-knuckles.